7 Wonderful Places You Must See In Vienna

7 wonderful places you have to see in Vienna

Austria’s capital has a lot to offer including imperial palaces, old amusement parks, lavish temples and historic streets. Getting to know it takes time, but if you don’t have many days, we’ll show you the places you have to see in Vienna without excuse.

The essential things to see in Vienna

We recommend that you stay at least three or four days to explore the city properly. Perfect for organizing a getaway from Friday to Monday. Even so, you should not waste a minute because there are thousands of attractions. If you want to know what there is to see in Vienna, take a look at this list:

1. St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Cathedral, one of the places to see in Vienna
Vienna Cathedral – Sumit.Kumar.99

It will draw your attention for its colorful roof, made up of no less than 250,000 tiles. Also look at its two bell towers and, above all, its tower of almost 140 meters. If you dare, you can go up there to see some fabulous views of Vienna.

This temple is located in the square of the same name and was built on the ruins of a parish dating from 1147. Inside you can see three naves, many altars and a great cathedral treasure.

2. Karntner StraBe

This street is the most important in the city center. It starts at the corner of the Ring and ends at Stephansplatz square (where the cathedral is). Strolling through it you will see renowned buildings, such as the Vienna Opera, the Austria Casino or the Church of the Maltese Cross. Impossible to miss this tour.

3. Vienna Opera

Vienna Opera
Vienna Opera – TTstudio

It was founded in 1869 with a work by Mozart ( Don Giovanni ) and is one of the best known in the world. The building is in the Neo-Renaissance style. During World War II a bombardment destroyed the audience hall and the stage, as well as the 150,000 costumes that were kept inside. Reconstruction works ended in 1955.

If you don’t want to enjoy a concert, you can tour the building every noon. Don’t think going to the opera is too expensive. You can get tickets for 4 euros, which are put on sale an hour before the performance. The only bad thing is that you will have to endure the entire work standing up.

4. Hofburg Imperial Palace

Hofburg Palace, one of the places to see in Vienna
Hofburg Palace – canadastock

It is another of the things to see in Vienna. It is about the construction used as a royal residence for almost six centuries and the current home of the country’s president.

Known as the Winter Palace, it houses the Empress Sissi museum, as well as a series of imperial halls that will take your breath away. It is in the old part of the city, on the banks of the Danube River.

5. RingstraBe Street

Ringstrasse, one of the places to see in Vienna
Ringstrasse – canadastock

The Ring of Vienna is an avenue that surrounds the center of the city and has architectural works on both sides, therefore it is essential to visit it. It was created after the demolition of the old walls by Emperor Franz Joseph I. One of the first buildings to be completed was the Heinrichshof, and most of the constructions were completed in 1870.

Among the most notable corners of this street are the magnificent Neo-Attic Parliament building, the Palais Epstein, the Flemish Gothic Town Hall, the Votive Church and the University.

6. Cafe Central

Café Central, one of the places to see in Vienna
Café Central – Rrrainbow / Shutterstock.com

Another attraction to see in Vienna is a well-known cafeteria, the oldest in the city, which is located in the Palais Ferstel. It opened its doors in 1860 and many important personalities have passed through it, such as Sigmund Freud. Many met here to play chess and talk about art, philosophy or even revolutions.

It closed when the Second World War ended, but fortunately since 1986 it welcomes tourists and locals for a delicious coffee at any time of the day.

7. Belvedere Palace

Belvedere Palace in Vienna
Belvedere Palace – By

It is a baroque-style construction consisting of two museums (Austrian Baroque Art and Medieval Art), an art gallery and a hotel linked together by a beautiful garden. The most important work on display here is The Kiss , by Gustav Klimt. The palace was built between 1714 and 1723.

Of course there is much more to see in Vienna. If you have time, visit the Schonbrunn Palace, the Church of San Carlos Borromeo, the Prater, the Imperial Crypt or the Mozart house.

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